What would you consider “excessive” when it comes to birthgrandparents sending presents? Last year (the first year), they were sending presents every few weeks. In the beginning…I did not say anything because I knew how difficult they took the adoption. But….eventually….we just didn’t have room for all the stuff we were getting…so I “respectfully” requested that they please limit their gift-giving to her birthday and/or holidays…like Christmas. I got a
really NASTY reply from the bf’s mother, but the presents did stop for a few months. Now…it has started up all over again.
Because of the previous response I got from the bf’s mother…I am very hesitant to contact her again. (I only send e-mails to the bf.) But, at the same time…I am not happy/comfortable dealing with all of these gifts she keeps sending to BOTH my children and having to find space, etc, etc.
If any of you were in the situation (just curious) what would you do? I am tempted to not contact them at all, but then keep a couple of the toys, and give the rest away to a needy family. My husband thinks that would be really bad on my part to give the toys away. I don’t know what to do. I feel torn….and I cringe every time the UPS man stops in front of our house.
Any suggestions would be very much appreciated.